Geoff Berkshire

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For 114 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 31% higher than the average critic
  • 6% same as the average critic
  • 63% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 12.4 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Geoff Berkshire's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 48
Highest review score: 100 Gleason
Lowest review score: 10 Cabin Fever
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 114
  2. Negative: 35 out of 114
114 movie reviews
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The goofiness is redeemed somewhat by a wickedly violent climax — the exclamation point at the end of a rather simple sentence.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    In a welcome gender reversal from the father-son dynamic of “Heaven Is for Real,” Garner and Rogers deliver fully committed performances that credibly convey the physical and mental anguish endured by sick children and their caregivers.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Lapses in the screenplay are mitigated only slightly by the natural chemistry between Long and Rossum.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    As violent as its predecessor yet noticeably duller and less outrageous, Machete Kills is dragged to the finish line entirely by its director’s madcap energy and an absurd cast of major stars in strange cameos.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Loitering With Intent is essentially a 75-minute hangout movie, which would work better if the characters were worth hanging out with.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Every bit as sitcom-ish and saccharine as its predecessor, but considerably less distinctive.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The ADD overload combined with an understandably kid-friendly approach to horror (no one’s ever in real danger, and the monsters are never too scary) results in a disposable product intended to appeal to everyone but likely to resonate with no one.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    A terminally quirky indie dramedy, Bottled Up risks trivializing prescription drug abuse in service of a trite middle-age romance.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Although the X-Men ensembles are usually large, there are simply too many characters for the action-heavy “Apocalypse” to properly juggle.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Earth to Echo reaches for the stars with its gentle sci-fi shenanigans, but the rote result remains decidedly earthbound.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Shyamalan has long been criticized for serving up borderline (or downright) silly premises with a straight face and overtly pretentious atmosphere, but he basically abandons that approach here in favor of a looser, more playful dynamic between his fresh-faced leads.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Despite a game lead performance from smallscreen star Katie Cassidy (“Arrow”) as a young woman with multiple personality disorder and an incorrigible punk attitude, this latest low-budget outing from helmer John Suits simply doesn’t have the imagination or resources necessary to pull off its clumsy stabs at visual pizzazz.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Its compassion and careful sidestepping of exploitation tropes can’t make up for a fundamental lack of depth and urgency in the storytelling.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    "Spark” remains a lovingly made and shot tease, designed to ensure that what really happens at Burning Man stays at Burning Man.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Max
    It’s too bad the film doesn’t provide a better sense of what makes the Belgian Malinois so uniquely suited to the battlefield, or find a way to pay more than lip service to the deep bonds developed between military men and animals.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The sudsy quality of the production ensures all the performers look terrific, but aren’t given particularly impressive material to work with.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Despite an impressive global scope and admirable ethnic diversity among the interview subjects, the central thesis that women are leading the charge on green issues receives nothing but anecdotal support.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    The graceful camerawork, precise editing and high-quality animation still can’t disguise the lack of imagination that went into the overall conception and the repetitive sameness that creeps into every bind the penguins find themselves in.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Geoff Berkshire
    Less reliant on slow-burn suspense and larded with fake-out jump scares, this is the first sequel in the series that fails to advance the overall mythology in any meaningful way.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    With plot elements cobbled together from recent animated hits, the blandly executed pic might as well be titled “Happy Minions of Madagascar’s Ice Age.”
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Exploiting Lawrence's newfound fame is the only hope this ill-conceived, poorly executed venture has of connecting with audiences before poisonous word of mouth sends potential buyers in search of a more attractive address.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Daddy’s Home isn’t so much a lump of coal as an empty box.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Cheerfully exhorting imagination, creativity and bravery in children while demonstrating none of those virtues itself, The Hero of Color City proves to be a dispiritingly colorless feature-length babysitter.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The film’s haphazard structure and freewheeling arguments only serve to reinforce tired pothead cliches — it’s paranoid, prone to starry-eyed dorm-room philosophizing, and it doesn’t know when to quit.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Overlong film quickly becomes tedious whenever the camera strays from the lions, who don’t have much personality but prove more compelling than the humans.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The timidly plotted proceedings never veer from romantic-comedy formula. There’s a whole lot of talk and very little action here, and not just because the squeaky-clean pic wears its PG rating like a badge of honor.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Character actor Michael Cudlitz’s first leading role is the sole selling point of Dark Tourist, a well-acted but rote and ultimately repellent character study of a psychologically disturbed loner.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The type of sporadically silly and patently predictable horror pic that would look like filler on Syfy’s weekend lineup, The Other Side of the Door brings virtually nothing new to the supernatural genre.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    The low-budget production feels chintzy and impossibly square, even by tyke standards.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 30 Geoff Berkshire
    Even a brisk running time, barely topping 80 minutes, is too long to ask audiences to stay in the company of these characters and their terrible self-inflicted predicaments.

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